Published: 11:20, 08 April 2021
| Updated: 11:21, 08 April 2021
Highways managers have launched a trial scheme to extend double yellow lines to prohibit parking at a bottleneck in the centre of a village.
Kent Highways has announced the order will be in place for 18 months in The Street, Cobham.
Details of the new Experimental Order – which came into effect on March 12 – have been published on the Kent County Council website.
It states the order will see the extension of the lines for 32m on the south side of the road west outside the St Mary Magdalene church and opposite the Leather Bottle pub.
The public is invited to comment on the pilot scheme and whether it is working.
A document attached to the official traffic order from KCC director of highways, transportation and waste Simon Jones says the order has been imposed for two reasons.
The first says it is for "avoiding danger to persons or other traffic using the road or any other road or for preventing the likelihood of any such danger arising".
The second reason for the order is "for facilitating the passage on the road or any other road of any class of traffic including pedestrians".
KCC says the scheme will be reviewed throughout the 18-month experimental order so the council can decide whether to "make the order permanent, amend or abandon".
Anyone wishing to comment on the order must submit their responses to KCC by midday on September 13 in writing online or by post to The TRO Co-ordinator, Schemes Planning & Delivery Team, Highways, Transportation & Waste, Kent County Council, Ashford Highway Depot, Henwood Industrial Estate, Javelin Way, Ashford, TN24 8AD.
Full details of the scheme are available at kccconsultations.inconsult.uk/Street_Cobham_experimental_/consultationHome